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Aobaba - CLOSED

17 Wood Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1TY, England
+44 20 8546 9146
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible32%
16 Feb 2016
“Farewell to Aobaba!”
26 Oct 2015
“Bubble tea!!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
17 Wood Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1TY, England
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

How sad that Aobaba has closed. A relatively rare Vietnamese restaurant. Although service usually came without a smile, the food was really good. Rice vermicelli with spring rolls was delicious, as was the curry. An unfortunate loss for Kingston-upon-Thames.

Thank John182156
Reviewed 26 October 2015

My boyfriend and I made the trip to Kingston especially to visit this place and try its bubble tea! It was easy to find, and the list of bubble tea ingredients was mind boggling – it took us ages to decide on a flavor!! I...More

Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

This place is the only place in Kingston (or anywhere besides London that I know of) that does bubble tea so we go there a fair bit. Never eaten there. Definitely the service is very very strange, in most cases the servers seem rather bemused...More

Thank 800MeganG800
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I really do usually try to find some positives about places but could not find any about this one. The food was awful. I had the vegetarian pho and my friend had the chicken one. I barely ate any of mine and the chicken one...More

Thank Izabela K
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

With our regular marketplace Vietnamese stall closed we thought we'd try aobaba for lunch. I ordered fresh prawn summer rolls, butterfly prawns and chicken pho soup. The summer rolls were ok, the butterfly prawns greasy, and the soup broth was bland and lacked the depth...More

1  Thank alexb_trip
Reviewed 11 May 2015

This used to be a regular visit of mine, for the bubble tea, but since the renovation things seem to have unfortunately changed. The drinks are never as flavourful as they used to be, and on multiple occasions I have been given a different drink...More

1  Thank Storm793
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I had entered a competition for a free meal when buying a bubble tea from this restaurant months ago. I was excited to find out we had won! We knew it wasn't a hugely high rated place so weren't expecting too much. The place itself...More

1  Thank Elli D
Reviewed 22 March 2015

I am great fan of Vietnamese food and have visited most of restaurants in Greater London. Unfortunately this one is at the very end of my list. The food is below average - Pho taste is just not fresh, seems that old ingredients were used...More

2  Thank Ender_UK
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Restaurant is very dull and dirty - marks on walls , what looks like spit marks, hairs and food debris on floor (this was early in the day). Food was greasy and of very poor quality. Never going back.

2  Thank Murray M
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Amazing pho, nice location with a lovely interior design. Odd service, didn't realise you had to collect you tray at the till, overall a great restaurant

Thank clare t
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  • Address: 17 Wood Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Kingston upon Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8546 9146
Deliciously fun and varied menu of different flavours of tea with 'bubbles', little flavoured jelly balls, like gummy sweets in a drink!
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